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Wednesday, February 16, 2005

The cost of hot air

Happy hot air day!

The Kyoto protocol comes into force and we begin the battle to save the planet. The Junkman estimates that Kyoto costs about $100,000 per billionth of a degree allegedly "saved".

Doubtless, the ineffectiveness will be blamed on the US and Australia's refusal to play the game, but anyone who looks at the issue dispassionately can see that Kyoto could never be anything but a waste of money.

It is truly distressing to see so much money pouring down the drain when it could have been used to address a genuine human need like providing clean water to the world's population. I don't suppose this will concern the army of researchers and administrators who benefit from this farce.

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